A fully loaded truck has crushed 3 to death in Ibadan along Bovas Filling Station while the cyclist was trying to overtake the truck.
According to an eyewitness, Mr Joel Idowu who told news agency of Nigeria NAN that the fully-loaded truck which killed three victims was about to be set ablaze by some angry youths and motorcyclists at the scene.
He said they were prevented by the security operatives who were shooting sporadically into the air to scare them.
However, normalcy had since returned to the area, as police personnel had towed the truck to their office, while remains of the victims had been moved to the morgue.
When contacted, Mrs Uche Chukwurah, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with NAN.
Chukwurah said that five people were involved in the accident, with three confirmed dead, and two others injured.
She attributed the likely cause of the accident to brake failure on the part of the truck.
Chukwurah said that the injured persons were receiving treatment at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, while the dead had been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.